TAMPA – Kenny Franklin became a heroic version of Florida Man on Thursday, June 29th, 2017, on his way to work via Uber. Suddenly, his Uber driver suffered a seizure while driving on I-4 near Interstate 275.
Franklin explains, “His foot is accelerating on the gas, and instantly, I’m in the back seat wondering, ‘Okay, my life is pretty much over at this point.'”
Somehow the driver was able to get the car somewhat safely to the side of the road. Kenny jumps out of the vehicle as the disoriented driver begins fumbling around with the gears. A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, Jack Hypes, shows up behind them to investigate the situation… just as the driver puts the car in reverse…
The vehicles pins Trooper Hypes underneath it. This all happened very quickly while Franklin’s “adrenaline was racing.”
Our brave Florida Man used that adrenaline to lift the vehicle off the trooper, saving his life.
All three men involved are fine. (fox13news.com)
Kenny Franklin: “Honestly, I was just somebody who was in a position to help, in the right place at the right time. I’m glad that, you know, I had something to do with lives being preserved.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man accidentally shot himself in the penis early Friday morning when he sat on a gun in the driver’s seat of his car, police said.
The 38-year-old man was taken to Memorial Hospital by a woman, who told police that the man was sitting in his Nissan Altima by himself and came into their home on Freedom Crossing Trail in a panic and ran straight to the bathroom.
She said she followed him and saw that he had a gunshot wound to his penis, so she took him to the hospital, where he underwent surgery. Full Story ⤳
HIALEAH – A 25-year-old man was shocked Wednesday afternoon in Hialeah, authorities said.
The incident was reported at 1150 E. Eighth Ave.
Hialeah Fire Department Capt. Cesar Espinosa said the man was shocked while he was trying to take a mango off of a tree with a metal pole.
He said the pole made contact with a wire and the man was shocked.
Espinosa said paramedics were working on the victim.
No other details were immediately released.
VERO BEACH – Imagine you’re a woman walking her 7-year-old child down the sidewalk, when suddenly a man jumps out of the bushes and starts screaming obscenities at you.
This scenario became a reality near a Jungle Club in Vero Beach.
Indian River County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a drunk man yelling obscene things at people. They showed up and found a man laying in a flower bed behind some bushes.
Joseph Samuel Jones, age 22, was arrested as a result. He was also arrested last month for yelling obscenities at vehicles.
An empty 99 Bananas Schnapps liquor bottle was found next to Joseph. The officer tapped his leg, and Joseph opened his eyes, mumbled, and closed his eyes again, the deputy reports.
Joseph finally stood up, drunk and unsteady.
The cops had to physically place him in the patrol car, and once inside, he started slamming his head into the cage and rear door.
Joseph was taken to Indian River County Jail and charged with disorderly intoxication.
This burglar may have gotten caught with his pants down, but Florida authorities are still searching for him.
A burglary caught on camera shows two men breaking into an unlocked car on June 18 in a housing development near West Palm Beach in South Florida.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News the men stolen some loose change, a stethoscope valued at $500 and a phone charger. Full Story ⤳
Convinced that one of his neighbors was stealing items from his mailbox, Nicholas Dibble hatched a plot to literally catch the thief red-handed.
Dibble, a 63-year-old Floridian, suspected that his mail was swiped as retaliation by neighbors upset that he had called police about criminal activity in his Bradenton neighborhood. In an interview, Dibble referred to “the drug dealer across the street” and a woman who runs a “house of prostitution next door.”
Dibble, who is disabled, told TSG he has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years, adding that he worked nearly 40 years as a meat cutter for the Publix supermarket chain. Full Story ⤳
A Putnam County sailor from the cruiser U.S.S. Shiloh was discovered … still on board the ship.
The Navy Times reported on Thursday that Peter Mims, 23, was found hiding in the engine room. Full Story ⤳
POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man took an interesting approach to shoplifting when he took a trip to a local 7-11, according to authorities.
Surveillance footage shows 38-year-old William Jason Hall walking into a 7-11 recently and exiting with a little extra baggage in his pants. Full Story ⤳